Packing List

For your convenience, we have prepared a checklist to help you prepare for your journey of a lifetime to Galapagos. Please remember that flights to Galapagos restrict checked luggage to one (1) piece that does not exceed 23 kg (50 lb). Hand luggage cannot exceed 8 kg (17 lb).

So pack light and pack smart!

The Essentials
Packing List - The Essentials
  • Passport
  • Tickets & printed itineraries
  • Travel insurance
  • Health insurance information
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Cash (US Dollars)
  • Personal medication
The Wearables
Shoes
Packing List - The Wearables
  • Light-weight hiking shoes
  • Water-resistant, closed-toe sport sandals
  • Anti-slip sandals for onboard
Clothing
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Casual pants and shorts (men)
  • Casual dress, skirt, shorts or pants (women)
  • Short-sleeve T-shirts
  • Long-sleeve shirts or rash guards for sun protection
  • Underwear
  • Socks (normal and for hiking)
  • Bathing suits (minimum 2)
Accessories and Gear
  • Sunglasses (optional: neck strap)
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap
  • Bandana
Outerwear
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Warm sweater or fleece
The Portables
Personal care
Packing List - The Portables
  • Toiletry kit
  • Sun block & lip balm (waterproof + SPF 50 or higher)
  • Insect repellent
Gear
  • Small backpack/daypack (preferably waterproof)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Extra memory cards and batteries
  • Tripod (optional)
  • Appliance chargers & adaptors if necessary (plugs in Ecuador are US-style A & B, 2 flat pins, 110 V)
  • Prescription snorkelling mask or specialized snorkel equipment*
  • Sealable plastic bags of various sizes
  • Journal
* All normal snorkeling equipment is available onboard and at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. Some charges may apply.